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Yeah Ditch Witch that about  fits...
That's certainly a good  thought but we don't have a lot of soft sand here in the Ozarks.
I remember back after the Great Flood of 93 we had huge mounds of river sand to play in for a few years.

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I lived on a sand hill in SW Arkansas at the time and stuck it in the soft sand of the front yard.  

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Rick, 

Do you have an update on the tires now that you have a few seasons on them?

They look like they might be flexing better in your videos.  Also have you decided on a tire pressure?

Thanks for posting here and on youtube.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Rick G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb. 2019 at 12:00am
Originally posted by JeepN95YJ JeepN95YJ wrote:

Rick, 
Do you have an update on the tires now that you have a few seasons on them?
They look like they might be flexing better in your videos.  Also have you decided on a tire pressure?
Thanks for posting here and on youtube.
Jerry

Jerry, no real updates on the tires, just what’s been in the videos.  They have softened up a little bit, but that’s not saying a whole lot.  They are still very stiff, just the nature of these tires on a lightweight Willys.  Perhaps the same tire diameter with 15” wheels instead of 16” wheels might give a slightly better bulge, but I’m speculating on that.  I’ve settled on 10-12 psi; anything lower than that and they are susceptible to popping beads. I’d like to run them around 6 psi.   I’m going to be trying some things in the  future to run with lower pressure, e.g. gluing the bead, maybe tubes, wrapping the wheel bead with gorilla tape, etc.

Having said all that, I do really like these tires.  They function pretty good, but mostly, I think they look good.😁👍🏻.


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Rick, 

I love the look of you jeep with your new shoes.  How much lift does your jeep have to clear those tires?
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Originally posted by GrandpasOld50 GrandpasOld50 wrote:

Rick, 

I love the look of you jeep with your new shoes.  How much lift does your jeep have to clear those tires?

I have 3.5” of spring lift and 1/2” of shackle lift.  
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Rick, I was thinking about the same tire for mine. I'm still trying to decide if I want to keep the YJ springs or not. Have a set of non military wrapped springs I have gotten from a early CJ5, but not sure on the lift yet. Its tuff to find that just right set of tires for these old Jeeps. I also hear swampers have a new skinny tire, maybe a radial, but not positive, will have to check. I love the look of your Jeep and its one of my favorites in the video's.
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Thx, Mark!
You’re right, finding just the right tire can be a challenge.  Good luck and keep up posted on your project.
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Originally posted by masscj2a masscj2a wrote:

  I also hear swampers have a new skinny tire, maybe a radial, but not positive, will have to check.

New tire options?  I had to look.

Super Swamper 33x9.50-15 Tire SX2-45
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